WorldCat Identities

Leong, Karen J. 1968-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 1,583 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E183.8.C5, 305.4889510730922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen J Leong
The China mystique : Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the transformation of American Orientalism by Karen J Leong( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth century. In this erudite and original study, Karen J. Leong explores the gendering of American orientalism during the 1930s and 1940s. Focusing on three women who were popularly and publicly associated with China--Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, and Mayling Soong--Leong shows how each negotiated what it meant to be American, Chinese American, and Chinese against the backdrop of changes in the United States as a national community and as an international power. The China Mystique illustrates how each of these women encountered the possibilities as well as the limitations of transnational status in attempting to shape her own opportunities. During these two decades, each woman enjoyed expanding visibility due to an increasingly global mass culture, rising nationalism in Asia, the emergence of the United States from the shadows of imperialism to world power, and the more assertive participation of women in civic and consumer culture. --Publisher
The China Mystique by Karen J Leong( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the history of the United States, images of China have populated the American imagination. Always in flux, these images shift rapidly, as they did during the early decades of the twentieth century. In this erudite and original study, Karen J
Placing memory : a photographic exploration of Japanese American internment by Todd Stewart( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Placing Memory is a powerful visual record of the internment. Featuring Todd Stewart's stunning color photographs of the sites as they appear today, the book is not only an aesthetic tour de force. It also provides a rigorous visual survey of the physical features of the camps - roads, architectural remains, and monuments - along with maps, statistical information, and archival photographs. Stewart's haunting photographs take us to places such as Heart Mountain, Minidoka, Gila River, and Manzanar, which, although abandoned for fifty years, still convey the unmistakable presence of the thousands interned. Also included in this volume - juxtaposed with Stewart's modern-day images - are the black-and-white photographs commissioned during the 1940s by the War Relocation Authority. Thoughtful essays by Asian American studies scholar Karen J, Leong, photography curator Natasha Egan, and community leader - and former internee - John Tateishi provide provocative context for all the photographs." "Placing Memory makes a powerful statement about racial intolerance and injustice. It is a lasting record of a regrettable program and a poignant meditation on the importance of commemorating injustice."--Jacket
An analytical displacement calculation for optically generated surface acoustic waves by Karen J Leong( )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The China mystique : Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the transformation of American Orientalism
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The China MystiquePlacing memory : a photographic exploration of Japanese American internment
Languages
English (19)